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Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)
Technical Assistance Resources
What is ARMHS?
The 2001 Legislature authorized the expansion of Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (MA) state plan to cover a broader array of rehabilitation services. The MA option is referred to as the "Rehab Option". DHS worked closely with counties, advocates and providers to develop the proposal, which was subsequently included in the Governor’s budget.
These new mental health services include MA coverage for adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS) and mental health crisis response services. Note these services are not limited to people with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). In calendar year 2013, 17,408 people received expanded services.
The adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS) may only be provided by an entity (a county or provider) that has been certified using the provider certification process developed by the Department of Human Services in consultation with counties and others.
What services are available?
Who is eligible for this service?
How to become a provider – Applications/Certifications/Licensure
Mental Health Information System (MHIS) Materials
Reporting through the Mental Health Information System (MHIS) is required of all Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS), providers. The MHIS reporting instructions and materials are located on the Adult Mental Health Technical Assistance page. The web-based Mental Health Information System (MHIS) started July 1, 2012 and replaced the POSR system.
How can I get more information?
ARMHS Policy Lead, 651-431-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ARMHS Certification Process
The following certification documents are to be used by providers seeking certification of ARMHS.
County-operated entity certification process and application (DOC) (New 7/15/2010) 32 pages.
Private provider entity certification process and application (DOC) (New 7/15/2010) 36 pages.
Tribal-operated entity certification process and application (DOC) (New 7/15/2010) 33 pages.
ARMHS Recertification Application Process
The following recertification documents are to be used by providers seeking recertification of ARMHS.
Overview of the Recertification Process (PDF) 7 pages (October 2005)
Recertification Application Instructions (PDF) 10 pages (October 2005)
Recertification Application (Word document) 10 pages (October 2005)
Local Recertification Process/Application (PDF) 8 pages (June 2005)
ARMHS Supplemental Authorization form (Form DHS-4159A-ENG)
LOCUS Level of Care Recording form (Form DHS-6249-ENG)
Training – Quarterly ARMHS Application Provider Information Session
*Update: the ARMHS information sessions have been cancelled for the remainder of 2014. We will be working on improving the current ARMHS certification process to add ease and enhancement to our customers. Please watch for further updates.
All potential Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) provider applicants are required to attend an ARMHS applicant provider information session prior to submission of the ARMHS certification application. This three hour session will be scheduled quarterly using in-studio and regionally accessible ITV locations throughout Minnesota. The next sessions will be held on the following Fridays in 2014: April 4 (9:00am-12:00pm), July 11 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Potential ARMHS provider entities should register the qualified clinical supervisor or clinical consultant, as well as the entity’s administrative representative. See our training materials Web page for information about registering for a session and hand-outs for the training.
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